Districts 3, 4 & 6 Town Hall Meeting Set for Monday July 14th

The public is invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Monday, July 14, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m for Districts 3, 4 and 6. The meeting will occur in the Titan Auditorium room of the Marina Community Center, located at 15301 Wicks Boulevard in San Leandro. The event is being hosted by Mayor Stephen Cassidy, Vice-Mayor Benny Lee, and Council Members Diana Souza and Jim Prola. The meeting will include substantial open time for questions and answers from the public on any topics concerning city government. An update on the Marina Blvd. and Davis Street overpass work also will be provided by Caltrans. For more information, please contact Eric Engelbart, Assistant to the City Manager at 577-3391 or

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Davis Street Demolition and Full Freeway Closure

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin demolition work on the Davis Street bridge in San Leandro. The demolition work will start as early as July 7 and continue until July 24.

The majority of the work will be performed at night with lane closures on I-880. Lane closures and full freeway closures will be in both the northbound 880 and southbound 880 directions. Full freeway closures will be in one direction only each night. The lane closure hours are 9:00 PM – 5:00 AM on weeknights and 10:00PM - 8:00 AM on weekend nights. Demolition may occur between any of the above mentioned hours. Click here for more Caltrans information.

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2014 Summer Activities Guide

The San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has launched its 2014 Summer Activities Guide!

Family Events, Aquatics, Day Camps, Specialty Camps, Youth Sports, Classes, Trips... the list goes on and on! There is something for everybody from tots to seniors and individuals to families in the San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Summer Activities Guide! Don't miss out on an opportunity to learn something new, meet new friends, get in shape and get involved in our community!

For information on our current course offerings, please visit Summer Activities or visit the Recreation and Human Services Department homepage.

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San Leandro Offers Business Tax Holiday

With an unparalleled, strategic location and the fastest internet connectivity available anywhere, San Leandro is poised to capitalize on the current economic recovery. To ensure that we maximize our success, San Leandro is expanding its efforts to welcome new businesses with a Business License Tax Holiday. This program will be effective immediately and will run for one year. Virtually all businesses that are new to San Leandro, including start-ups and businesses re-locating from other areas, will be exempt from the tax for their first year of operations.


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Friday July 11, 2014
10:30  AM Laughter Yoga

There are no complicated poses needed for this type of yoga. In fact, the only muscles you’ll need are your belly laughing muscles. The San Leandro Senior Center’s Laughter Yoga class is a drop-in program that includes playful exercises and lots of jokes. Laughter Yoga also includes stress-reducing exercises, such as gentle breathing and stretching. Please bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothes. No pre-registration is required. Each participant will need to pay a $1 fee at the beginning of class. Must be 50+ to participate.

11:00  AM FREE Family Movie at the Main Library
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen in our Main Library lecture hall! Pick up free tickets two weeks in advance at the Children's Desk. Doors will open at 10:45am. Arrive early for the best seat.
Saturday July 12, 2014
Join us for a bilingual Spanish/English storytime for children ages 0 to 5 at the Main Library. Enjoy stories in Spanish and English, and learn songs and rhymes to practice at home to help with reading readiness. Kids will take home a free paperback book.

Te invitamos a la hora del cuento bilingüe (español/ingles) para niños de 0 - 5 anos en la biblioteca principal. Disfruta y aprende los cuentos, canciones y rimas que puedes usar con ellos en casa para ayudarlos en su proceso de lectura. Los niños que asistan tendrán un libro gratis para llevar a casa.

Sunday July 13, 2014
1:30  PM Needle Crafters

Join volunteers Sandy McDonald and Carol Trevino to work onyour needle craft project (knitting, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, crossstitching, etc.) while discussing books, travel and movies! The NeedleCrafters, sponsored by the San Leandro Library, is an informal, fun gatheringto meet and make new friends and relax at the Library. So if you are a beginnerand want to learn, this club is just for you! This group meets year round on the 2nd & 4th Sundays,except on holidays.

Monday July 14, 2014
3:00  PM Summer Reading Buddies for grades 1 to 5 (Main Library)
Summer Reading Buddies for kids going into grades 1 to 5
Practice your reading during summer vacation with our Summer Reading Buddies! Stop by the Main Library on Mondays from 3 to 5pm, choose a book (or bring one from home) and practice your reading with one of our friendly teen volunteers for 30 minutes. Dates: June 23, June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 & Aug. 4.

To register, call the Main Library children's desk. Registration opens June 2.

7:00  PM Districts 3, 4 & 6 Town Hall Mtg
The event will feature substantial open time for questions and answers on any topics concerning city government. Caltrans also will provide an update on ongoing work along the Marina Blvd and Davis Street overpasses
Tuesday July 15, 2014
10:00  AM Canciones y cuentos en Español (South Branch Library)

Canciones y cuentos en Español para bebes y niños menores de tres años
Disfruta libros, cuentos y canciones en Español en la biblioteca con tus bebes y niños pequeños. Aprende canciones y rimas que puedes usar cada día con ellos en casa. Ven y juega con nosotros terminando la lectura del cuento. Este es un servicio gratuito ofrecido por First 5 Alameda County.
Martes 10:00am—Biblioteca South Branch (espacio es limitado en Biblioteca South Branch)
Jueves 10:00am—Biblioteca Principal

Songs and Stories in Spanish for Little Ones - Ages 0 to 3
Enjoy Spanish-language books, stories and songs at the library with your babies and toddlers. Learn songs and rhymes that you can use every day with your little one (ages 0 to 3). After storytime, you are invited to stay and play. This free storytime is funded by First 5 Alameda County.

Tuesdays at 10:00am— South Branch Library (space is limited at South Branch Library due to room capacity)
Thursdays at 10:00am—Main Library

2:00  PM Reading Buddies (Manor Branch)
Students in grades 1 to 5 can practice reading with our teen Reading Buddies this summer at the Manor Branch. You can sign up for one or more 25-minute sessions. Call the Manor Branch at 577-7971 to sign up beginning June 3. Space is limited.
3:00  PM Discover Science Storytime (Registration closed - FULL)
Discover Science
Story & Science Times for kids ages 5 to 9

Designed for kids ages 5 to 9 and their grown-ups, our Discover Science
program combines great science-related books with a hands-on science activity! Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up starting June 2 by calling the children's desk at 577-3960.

Dates & Topics:
· Tues June 24: Sink or Float?
· Tues July 1: Bubbles
· Tues July 8: Rockets
· Tues July 15: Volcanoes
· Tues July 22: Paper Airplanes
· Tues July 29: Sound and Music

Wednesday July 16, 2014
9:30  AM Babies N' Toddlers Storytime (Main Library)
Designed for babies and toddlers up to age 3, this storytime is for the child and caregiver to participate together. We will sing songs, do fingerplays and many movement activities, and hear lots of short picture books! No registration required, but due to room capacity we will stop seating when we reach our seating capacity. We offer duplicate sessions at 9:30am and 10:30am for your convenience, so please choose just one to attend.